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Ivo Karlovic serves 12,000th ace on ATP Tour

Luxembourg's Gilles Muller out-aced the record-breaking Ivo Karlovic in a landmark battle of the big-serving veterans to lift the grasscourt title in Den Bosch on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Queen's 'to rest his body'

Nadal pulled out of his principle lead-in event to Wimbledon on Tuesday night, raising the question of how big a challenge he will be able to mount on the grass court this summer.

Johanna Konta reaches 300th singles win at Nottingham Open

KIERAN GILL IN NOTTINGHAM: Britain has high hopes that the world No 8 will be their own Wimbledon wonder with the SW19 tournament now less than three weeks away.

Rafael Nadal Qualifies First for ATP World Tour Finals

The Spaniard won a record 10th French Open title in Paris on Sunday, his fourth title on the tour this year. He has won 46 matches and lost just six in a stellar 2017. He has never won the tour finals.

Scott Lloyd appointed Chief Executive of the LTA

Lloyd, 41, has had a successful career in the tennis and leisure business, and is the son of former Davis Cup player and captain David, and nephew of John.

Wimbledon looms but who can take Andy Murray's crown?

Three deeply familiar names - Federer, Nadal, Williams - and one virtual unknown - Jelena Ostapenko - have shared the Grand Slam spoils this year so far. Sportsmail looks at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon worry for Dan Evans after fresh injury

British No 3 Dan Evans is a worry for Wimbledon after being forced to withdraw from the Aegon Open Nottingham and spotted on crutches on Monday.

Rafa Nadal coy on French Open-Wimbledon double chances

Rafa Nadal says winning a French Open-Wimbledon double for the third time in his career will be 'complicated' but is highly motivated to have a go as he prepares for the grasscourt season.

Marcus Willis hoping for Wimbledon wild card

Marcus Willis has a message for Wimbledon - give me a wild card and I can give you more headlines. He says he is still living in the whirlwind of the remarkable two weeks last summer.

Nadal secures 'La Decima' as he wins 10th French Open

MIKE DICKSON IN PARIS: From the straggly-haired teenager with no sleeves who emerged from left field to win in 2005, to the sporadically injured 31-year-old in 2017, it was never so straightforward.

Heather Watson upbeat after Aegon Surbiton Trophy loss  

The British No 2 and world No 119 lost 6-4, 7-5 to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova on Sunday but tweeted after the match: ‘Not the trophy I wanted but great first week on the grass.’

Maria Sharapova to miss whole of the grass-court season  

As revealed by Sportsmail on Saturday, the Russian was struggling badly with injury and has decided to skip Wimbledon to repair a torn muscle. She plans to play next in California at the end of July.

The new Monica Seles, Jelena Ostapenko, can play grass too

It was hard not to think of the legendary former champion when seeing Jelena Ostapenko beat Simona Halep to win the French Open on Saturday, and her joyful reaction afterwards.

Caroline Wozniacki visits Sardinia after French Open exit

Wozniacki was beaten by eventual-winner Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter finals at Roland Garros on Tuesday. But rather than wallow in her defeat, the Danish player used the time off to visit the island.

Ostapenko sets sights Wimbledon after French Open win

Jelena Ostapenko is confident she can take the attention in her stride of winning the French Open final on Saturday as she targets more grand slam success at Wimbledon in July.

French Open final RESULT, Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the 10th time when he beat Stan Wawrinka in the straight sets in the final of Roland Garros.

Maria Sharapova abandons bid to qualify for Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the AEGON Classic in Birmingham and Wimbledon qualifying because of a muscle tear, the Russian has announced on Facebook.

Rafael Nadal in force 10 revival before French Open final

It looked like this might signal the end of the most extraordinary reign in tennis history, for it would be the second year he had not finished the event holding the Coupe Des Mousquetaires.

Dan Evans a doubt for Wimbledon as a calf injury strikes

The world No 55 is sweating over a scan on Monday ahead of a scheduled appearance in Nottingham next week and the year's third major at Wimbledon, which is less than a month away.

Novak Djokovic's great fall... his slide is a mystery

OLIVER HOLT: The thrill of some of the tennis that Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray served up in the first semi-final of the French Open on Friday afternoon is still fresh in the memory.

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